Policy Brief: Romanian-Ukrainian Interuniversity Cooperation – One of the Most Effective European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument


This article is dedicated to the analysis of cross-border cooperation in the educational field between the universities in Romania and Ukraine and analyzes the prospects of the Romanian-Ukrainian partnership in higher education, their preconditions, and the factors that should be paid attention to and elaborated for the continuation of the successful collaboration. The extension of the contacts in the consolidation of the interuniversity partnership plays a crucial role in the bilateral relations, inasmuch as this area is key for the humanitarian ties of states, involving young minds in expanding and strengthening interaction, especially in the process of obtaining higher education. The research methodology applied in this paper has its basis on the content analysis of the evaluation report of the Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine 2014 – 2020, of the joint educational projects.

Policy Brief Sorin Bogdea

About the author: Sorin Bogdea MA student in the Evaluation of European Public Policies and Programs, SNSPA, Bucharest. He is currently an intern at the Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs. His main areas of research interest are the European integration process of the Eastern Partnership countries, especially the Caucasus region.

This policy brief is developed within the project “Romanian – Ukrainian Civil Society Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation. Third edition”, implemented by the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Romania, in partnership with Strategic and Security Studies Group and Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian PRISM ”, Ukraine, with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of German Marshall Fund. The views expressed in this policy paper are those of the author and do not necessarily coincide with those of ESGA partners.

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